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Torrance Wrongful Death Lawyer

There is nothing harder in life than losing someone you love. Surviving family members will feel the loss in every area of their life. The emotional impact of the loss is devastating, but the death will also impose a financial burden on surviving loved ones. Family members may have been dependent on the income of the deceased, or they may have relied on them for household services. These losses, as well as the loss of support and companionship are difficult to manage. When a death was caused by the negligence, or carelessness, of another person, loved ones can file a claim to recover their losses. If you have lost someone you love, a Torrance wrongful death lawyer can help you claim the full damages you deserve.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Nearly any negligent act has the potential to result in wrongful death, but there are some causes that are more common than others. These include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Defective products
  • Premises liability accidents, such as slip and falls
  • Criminal and malicious acts

Whether a death was caused by an accident or an intentional act, surviving family members should always speak to a wrongful death lawyer in Torrance that can help them file a claim.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Torrance?

As throughout the rest of California, only certain individuals are eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Torrance. Under the law, only a surviving spouse or domestic partner, or child of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. In the event the deceased did not have a spouse or children, the parents or siblings of the deceased have the right to file a claim. Regardless of which party files a claim, it is imperative to have strong evidence that proves another person was negligent and caused the death. Collecting this evidence is just one way a Torrance wrongful death attorney can help.

Available Compensation in Wrongful Death Claims

No one can determine how much a wrongful death claim is worth without first fully evaluating the facts of the case. Still, there are some types of damages that are more common in wrongful death claims than others. These may include:

  • Lost wages the deceased would have contributed to the household
  • Loss of any inheritance the deceased would have earned for loved ones during their lifetime
  • Loss of love, companionship, guidance, and emotional support
  • Value of other household contributions

Loved ones can also file a survival claim to recover the losses the deceased incurred before their death. These losses may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Our Wrongful Death Attorney in Torrance Can Help During This Difficult Time

If you have lost someone, a wrongful death lawyer at Brod Law Firm can help you file your claim so you recover the full damages you deserve. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case review.

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